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DarkHorrorGames is a website devoted only to horror online games. We don't care about zombies or monsters unless they bring in the atmosphere of pure evil and a sticky sense of blood and absolute horror. Online games will give you a glimpse at what older rated console games are like.

So, what does make a horror game scary?

Online horror games are slightly more popular now because they are severely underserved in the PC and games console world. Horror games are almost none existent, since most horror premises are co-opted into action games. Apparently, hunting down aliens or genetic mutations is no longer a subject for scary games, and is just used as an excuse for another action game. There have been some scary games in the past. Silent Hill 1 and 2 were frightening, as were the early Resident Evil games, with Resident Evil 4 winning all the prizes. Dead Space has its moments, as does Manhunt.

What is so scary about horror games?

With games like Manhunt, it is probably the sheer violence. With Slender (the 3D versions), it is the creepy feeling of being followed. With the Resident evil games, it is the silent arena that makes those scary moments more shocking. Plus, most of the Resident evil games put you against increasingly difficult foes with increasingly less ammo.

Silent hill 1 and 2 were the scariest, due in part to the difficult the handle controls, the feeling of isolation, the very scary noises and music, and the general lack of visibility. Other games have tried to recreate this by not allowing the user to see the floor, but it does not recreate what Silent Hill 1 and 2 managed to achieve.

Are scary online games hit or miss?

Yes they are. But, it always seems to be the ones that show you too much that are the biggest losers. Even with a point-and-click game, if you are only shown a quick flash of possible something, then it is better than the severed head in the paper basket. The popup scary pranks in the games are okay, but they become tired for the more hardcore horror gamer. It is the ones that tease you more that are the best, such as if you click on a photo to have a closer look, and you think you see the little girl in the picture blink.

WARNING: Some images in games on this website might be disturbing for you. Yet, there is no risk or personal/emotional investment, so if you see something that you don't like, simply close the window.

UPDATE: Due to the increased interest in the escape games I decided to initiate a new project entitled Cool Escape Games, which contains not only horror but also all other types of escape games, such as house, prison and room escape

Play @ schools: Because schools are blocking access to flash gaming sites I decided to start experiment project with https: Unblocked Games - central, which hopefully avoids school servers restrictions

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  • OliveAROliveAR commented on The Horror House : I don't really get scared by stuff like this anymore, so I didn't really jump anytime, BUT I still enjoyed it. I can certainly say, though, that if it were five years ago, I would have probably jumped a couple times or so.
  • Joseph KayJoseph Kay commented on Factory Of Fear - Another Horror House Walkthrough : Ok, It could be worse
  • Joseph KayJoseph Kay commented on Cellar Door : After years, I finally found all the stinky marbles. YES.
  • Angelica_AngelAngelica_Angel commented on I miss you 2 : The only thing that scares me is how this game got on a scary game website.
  • GonRivGonRiv commented on Hotel 626 - The best horror game you're never going to play : Ah yes i remember this game, was truly a gem back then, you only need flashplayer and was playable from almost any pc, there was another game, i think was asylum 626, and also, there was a third game, very interesting done by another corporation marketing a drink or something, (i think was pepsi?) that last game was also very cool and a bit dark, it was about escaping a prison, anyways i was hoping play it again but i think it will only live in my memory. :C
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Bootham : Didn't even
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Saw 4 The Game : Haha, what am I doing XD Love the films so am determined to complete this.
  • silentloverssilentlovers commented on Geist - Escape the death game : the button... i did not thing it would do something bad...
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Escape The House Of Fear : Back playing again XD
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Escape The House Of Fear : way too addicted to this now XD
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Escape The House Of Fear : Literally 13:06. Can't believe it took me an hour XD Really good game. Don't know why I needed revenge though...
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Escape The House Of Fear : Right starting at 12:06 lemme see how long this takes me to figure out XD
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Silent Hill Room 304 : Anyone else find the cabin part a little sad??
  • MadAsAHatter03MadAsAHatter03 commented on Silent Hill Room 304 : Well... that was an unexpected ending.
  • FloraFloFloraFlo commented on Alice is Dead - Part 2 - Point and click horror game : GREAT
  • FloraFloFloraFlo commented on Silent Hill Room 304 : i dont know why but i found it a lil sad
  • JasonBergJasonBerg commented on Mental Hospital - Eastern Bloc Creepy Inspection : ....file not found... :(
  • BadEverDayXDBadEverDayXD commented on Cube Escape - The Mill : look at my video :d
  • Rose_MikuRose_Miku commented on I miss you 2 : This one also sucks, but at least it's (slightly) better than the first one. But developer, you either need to stop making games or get better at making them cause this is tragic... ~Rose Miku
  • Rose_MikuRose_Miku commented on I miss you : This game actually makes me laugh. Heads up, developer, try not to make anymore games like I Miss you and I Miss You Too(2). They're terrible(LOL). ~Rose Miku
  • selwantstobtlselwantstobtl commented on Being Her Darkest Friend - Pixel Art Horror : how is everybody doing?
  • JDGhostJDGhost commented on Scary Maze Game : Ehhhh still not scared :/ still pretty cool tho
  • JDGhostJDGhost commented on The Horror House : Considering I'm not easy to scare, I didn't jump once. :/ still a good story line though
  • JDGhostJDGhost commented on Free Ice Cream - Creeepy Dude With Axe : That kid legit said "Fucking nasty cat." Bro....
  • paradoxedmindparadoxedmind commented on Forgotten Hill: Buried Things : I love forgotten hill games, they never disappoint, I hope more are coming soon! This one was amazing!
  • paradoxedmindparadoxedmind commented on Ask The Spirits 2 - Don't Mess With The Dead : Would probably be a good game if it worked, the piece that points to the letters and the yes and no just speeds around on the board instead of giving me the word. Very disappointing since there is a lot of good reviews making me want to play, hopefully this can be fixed.
  • spoopybirbbspoopybirbb commented on Five Nights At Freddy's Part 2 : The music for this game blends beautifully with the story, concept, and art! I love how it subtly implies that something is truly wrong with the pizzeria. The animatronics give off an innocent, but cryptic vibe! I love this game so much! I honestly think that the more polished and plastic (toy) looking animatronics are more appealing and scary. Five stars!!!!!
  • spoopybirbbspoopybirbb commented on HF Memento - Love Beyond : There's a typo in the title "HF" It's supposed to say FH for forgotten hill now it's just hill forgotten. ;-;
  • spoopybirbbspoopybirbb commented on Unholy Flesh : Oh cool! It's been so long since I've seen a text horror game! I love this!!
  • spoopybirbbspoopybirbb commented on Cube Escape: Birthday : In Rusty Lake's creepy point-and-click adventure Cube Escape: Birthday, also free for iOS and Android, the year is 1939, and it's your ninth birthday... at least, you think it is. Everybody at your party seems to be having a good time, but an ominous letter hints that not all is well. Click around to interact with things and move around the room, and click an item in your inventory to hide it for use. Some objects can be dragged around with the mouse, but the cursor won't change to tell you what you can interact with, so be sure to check everywhere and try everything. When you're carrying a lot of items, you can click the little white arrow that appears in the bottom right corner to expand and collapse your inventory. Don't expect a whole lot of help... like most of Rusty Lake's games, Cube Escape: Birthday is more than a little surreal, and you'll have to think outside the realm of everyday logic in order to proceed. By now, if you've played the rest of Rusty Lake's Cube Escape games, you know what to expect, which is to say something at once dreamy, weird, and unsettling if not outright nightmarish at times. Playing the game does feel like being trapped in one of those strange dreams where everything is just slightly off, and things get more twisted the farther you go, though you're the only one who seems to notice anything is wrong. Cube Escape: Birthday does a great job of making you feel off the whole time you're playing, though that otherworldly logic still occasionally gets in the way of the gameplay. A few of the items have uses that aren't even hinted at so that you wind up falling back on an "everything and the kitchen sink" approach to clicking around the area with everything in your inventory, so some puzzles could definitely have used some better nudges and hints. It has a lot of clever puzzles that become frustrating by being a little too obscure or fiddly in their mechanics. It's a shame, because when Cube Escape: Birthday gets roaring along, it's creepy, startling, and imaginative in all the right ways. Expect it to add more questions than it answers, but if you like your games dark, mysterious, and more than a little odd, Cube Escape: Birthday is as unmissable as all the rest, even if you'll need to spend some time trying to figure out what it all means.

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